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Take the poll: Should the governor veto the $1,600 PFD?

Take the Must Read Alaska poll linked below.

Because it is a Facebook poll, this is a binary question boiled down to what appears to be the choice that Gov. Michael Dunleavy has before him:

Should Gov. Dunleavy:

1. ACCEPT the Legislature’s $1600 PFD and fight for the other $1400?
2. VETO the $1600 and fight for $3000 — it’s all or nothing?

The poll ends on the morning of July 31, 2019. Results will be at the @MustReadAlaska page on Facebook.

 

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • I need the full PFD in order to purchase a full winter of heating oil. I ran out of fuel early last year even with full time employment. Now that I’m retired, I cannot afford to heat this meager palace (lol) on what I get from SS. So, it looks like the end of the line and a pine box is inevitable. Gov Dunleavey, fulfill your promise when you ran for office, or I’ll just become another statistic.

  • I do not d o Facebook
    I am all or nothing
    Why. Because we finally have a gov with justice in his heart, a solid big back bone, and knowable that government and elected serve the people not the unions.
    That Alaskans have many needs and government would have to grow even more to meet every need but cash in the hands of Alaskans allows the people to l met their individual , at no growth in government.. Government provided services require supporting more government union workers.

    What case in the hands of a l ow income senior is heat, Is over the counter vitamins, the heater fixed, the driveway plowed, it’s the dignity they want.l

  • Let’s be honest. Your following heavily leans on one side of the political spectrum. I don’t know what you expect to gain out of this poll besides a biased result.

  • I try to vote but it won’t let me

    I am for the Full PFD. Veto the proposal Governor

  • Dan…what was the commonality of the protesting in Wasilla, or Ethan camping scout troop….oh are conservatives barred From expressing our views peacefully, and legally?

    What was the results of the liberal site poll????? Oh no even there the folks voted for independence in meeting their needs verses counting on scraps from the government unins!

    • My point is that you can’t come to a conclusive basis on what the majority of Alaskans want when your followers clearly lean on one side of the political spectrum – this goes for both conservative and liberal media. No one said you can’t express your views peacefully, express it however you want in whatever platform you like. But don’t use this poll as a means of making any conclusion on what the people want because it’s clearly heavily biased, and you know it. Also, please stop with the red herring argument

    • Irish, No one said you can’t express your views peacefully, express it however you want in whatever platform you like. But don’t use this poll as a means of making any conclusion on what the people because it’s clearly a conservative-favored media outlet. I would say the same thing if it was a liberal media. Also, please stop with the red herring argument

    • Apology for the multiple replies that say the same thing. This website kept saying I was making a duplicate comment and so I kept trying to reword it until it went through… but apparently all of my comments went through

    • All of my previous replies to you have been deleted, so I will make an attempt to reply one more time. You have every right to express your political views in whatever media you so choose. My point was simply that this specific poll is clearly viewed by a majority of Alaskan conservatives, so not only are the results predictable, but it is biased. For a somewhat educated person like myself, I could easily dismiss this poll because I am aware of its bias and know that it does not conclude what the majority of Alaskans want. But there’s clearly a lot of people who will look at this and assume that the majority of Alaskans support a full PFD, so in that sense, presenting this poll is somewhat manipulative.

  • There is a risk that the legions of those that benefit handsomely from government programs will pick off enough votes to be able to override the Governor’s vetos of appropriations. If that happens, the Governor will become irrelevant and the spenders will tap ALL of the Permanent Fund earnings for more spending. I would take the $1600 now, exercise the veto over wasteful spending and fight another day.

  • I don’t do face book either. For me, it’s all or nothing. The full PFD or fight the dims/libs/socialists agenda until the rightful PFD is paid to it’s owners, Alaskan citizens. When you must pay your heating, electrical, taxes, etc., they won’t settle for a “partial” payment. Then, it’s all or nothing, for sure. Either that or lose the services and commodities and have liens, court action, confiscation of property and ‘agents’ hounding you and yours. Enough of the back alley, devious, whining attempts to steal the PFD. Governor Dunleavy doesn’t seem like the type of man to accept the continued mismanagement of funding for Alaska and shouldn’t for Alaskans either. Period!

  • No one said you can’t express your views peacefully, express it however you want in whatever platform you like. But don’t use this poll as a means of making any conclusion on what the people want because it’s clearly heavily biased, and you know it – this goes for both conservative and liberal media. Also, please stop with the red herring argument

  • No one said you can’t express your views peacefully, express it however you want in whatever platform you like. But don’t use this poll as a means of making any conclusion on what the people want because it’s clearly heavily biased, and you know it – this goes for both conservative and liberal media. Also, please stop with the red herring argument

  • Keep feeding the monster and see what happens.

  • Suzanne, it would be appreciated if you could poll another way besides FB. Many, like myself, do not and never will use it. FYI, I’m all or nothing on the $3,000. If the Gov blinks on this he will have broken trust with his voters in a major way. He will be a one-termer for sure.

  • Veto, and don’t call another special session. The focus should be 2020 and getting rid of all the RINOs like that Weasel Geisel.

  • I don’t do facebooks. Keep the vetoes and they can keep the dividend, get rid of the vetoes then pay the dividend.

  • the full PFD money is legally OUR’S, and does NOT belong to the thieves in Juneau. there should be no debate about this. no debate about $1,600 vs $3,000. we should just get our 3 grand each, period. that money belongs to the people, NOT to the legislators. that’s the way it was laid out by Gov. Hammond long ago. it was settled then. it’s time to fire the thieves or put them in jail. they’re robbers who want it all for themselves. kick these creeps to the curb and give us our money. these robbers deserve an extended period in a striped suit eating bad food. they all need rode out of town on a rail. creepsters maximus! they are NOT true Alaskans!!! Alaskans do what’s right for Alaskans!!!

  • He needs to Veto the whole thing and if we don’t get the PFD this year it will make the residents in the Districts of these Representatives and Senators to confront them and ask why they hate the people.

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